In Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People award-winning writer and cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette confronts the ways people aging past midlife are portrayed in the media, by adult offspring; the esthetics and politics of representation in photography, film, and theater; and the incitement to commit suicide for those with early signs of “dementia.” In this original and important book, Gullette presents evidence of pervasive age-related assaults in contemporary societies and their chronic affects. Turning intimate suffering into public grievances, Ms. Morganroth Gullette effectively and beautifully argues that overcoming ageism is the next imperative social movement of our time. A book signing will follow. The program is cosponsored by the City of Newton Department of Senior Services.
LOCATION: Druker Auditorium